We are looking for a talented PhD candidate in the field of animal feed quality, insects as feed, insect health and nutrition. Your research aims to quantify the levels of mycotoxins in feed substrates as well as the insects that feed on these and their products. You will assess the effects of the contaminations on insect health and performance and perform additional toxicological research. The research will be closely connected to that of other PhD students in the programme also focussing on insect health and developing methodology to assess this.
You are enthusiastic, proactive, like to work in a multidisciplinary team and have excellent communication skills. You hold an MSc degree in Biology, Animal Sciences or Biological Chemistry with a specialization in Food or Feed Quality and Safety, Animal Nutrition or similar. We look for experience in analytical chemistry and toxicology, animal nutrition and statistical analyses of complex datasets. Experience with working with insects and/or toxicology is a bonus. You are curiosity driven and passionate about fundamental research in the context of working towards sustainable food and feed production.
We expect the candidate to be proficient in the English language. This position requires an excellent English language proficiency (a mininum of CEFR C1 level). For more information about this proficiency level, please visit our special language page. Our PhD students are encouraged to supervise MSc thesis students when such opportunities arise and you will be involved in teaching activities.
Deadline for application is 24 September 2019
Apply on line at : www.wageningenur.nl/career
Additional information on this opportunity can be obtained from : Dr. Teun Veldkamp, firstname.lastname@example.org or Prof. Marcel Dicke email@example.com
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